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City of Minneiska Minutes

September 6, 2016

The Minneiska City Council Meeting was called to order by Mayor Scott Splittstoesser. Council members present were Bob Konkel, Mike Konkel and Mark Tibor. Also present were Senator Matt Schmit, Craig Blommer from the Minnesota DNR, Charles Kramer, Dick and Jackie Swanson, Vic and Benita Vaughn, Pete Glasspoole, Dan Konkel and Dave Pries.

Senator Schmit reviewed the latest legislative session and answered questions. Craig Blommer and Senator Schmit reviewed the status of the Minneiska boat landing and addressed questions/concerns presented by Minneiska residents. Money is available for the project but it appears that nothing will get done this calendar year. The target is to make the landing usable by June of 2017. The minutes for the August 1st meeting were read. Bob motioned that the minutes be approved and Mike seconded. All approved. The treasurer's report was read and bills were presented to the Council. The City net worth is $73,471.96. Mike motioned that the treasurer's report be approved and the bills paid and Bob seconded. All approved.

Old Business

Selling of vacant lots: Settlement has been completed. Mail voting: A total of 30 people voted via mail in the Primary Election which amounts to 40% of the registered voters in Minneiska.

National Night Out was well attended.

New Business

Well variance: Adam and Karlam Wissman, residents at 410 Krully Avenue requested a location variance for a new well. The State of Minnesota andWabasha County approved the variance. Bob motioned and Mike seconded that the City also approve the variance. All approved.

Mike motioned that the meeting be adjourned and Mark seconded. All approved and the meeting was adjourned.

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David K. Pries, City Clerk

 

City of Minneiska
Minutes
August 1, 2016

The Minneiska City Council Meeting was called to order by Mayor Scott Splittstoesser. Council members present were Bob Konkel, Mike Konkel and Mark Tibor. Also present were Ken Heaser and Dave Pries. The minutes for the July 5th meeting were read. Mark motioned that the minutes be approved and Mike seconded. All approved. The treasurer's report was read and bills were presented to the Council. The City net worth is $72,346.99. Bob motioned that the treasurer's report be
approved and the bills paid and Mark seconded. All approved.


Old Business
Selling of vacant lots: Settlement should be completed this month. Mail voting: All Minneiska residents registered to vote should have received their ballot in the mail and are encouraged to vote and send the ballot back in the envelope provided to arrive before the Primary Election on August 9th. The required witness can be anyone registered to vote in
Minnesota including your spouse or relative. Any questions relating to mail voting should be directed to City Clerk David Pries at 5074587544 or your County Auditor/Treasurer.


Emergency Management: Mark attended a meeting with representatives from other cities in the area.


New Business
Refreshments at prior National Night Out events were donated by Scott and Mike. Mark motioned and Bob seconded that the City pay for the refreshments. All approved.

Bob motioned that the meeting be adjourned and Mike seconded. All
approved and the meeting was adjourned.
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David K. Pries, City Clerk

 

City of Minneiska

Minutes

July 5, 2016

The Minneiska City Council Meeting was called to order by Mayor Scott Splittstoesser.  Council members present were Mel Heaser, Bob Konkel and Mike Konkel.  Also present were Ken Heaser and Dave Pries.                                      

 The minutes for the June 6th meeting were read.  Mel motioned that the minutes be approved and Bob seconded.  All approved. 

 The treasurer's report was read and bills were presented to the Council.  The City net worth is $65,821.42.  Bob motioned that the treasurer's report be approved and the bills paid and Mel seconded.  All approved.  

 

Old Business

 Selling of vacant lots:  Four sealed bids were submitted and opened.  The winning bid of $13,000.77 was submitted by Philip Dick and Nikki Splittstoesser-Dick.

 Minneiska streets:  The plan is to fill the hole by Gene Swanson’s garage with liquid cement.  The Council will purchase some crack filler and patch the streets that need repair.

 HBCI subscriber fees:  A check in the amount of $650.67 for the first quarter was received.  A check should be received every quarter from this point forward.

 

New Business

 Tax Levy for 2017:  Bob motioned and Mike seconded that the City raise the levy by 5% which amounts to $640 for a total of $13,429.  All approved.

 Worker’s Comp:  Mike motioned and Mel seconded that we leave the coverage as it was last year.  All approved.  Dave will handle.

 Senator Matt Schmit, who represents the City of Minneiska in the state legislature, has been selected as a League of Minnesota Cities Legislator of Distinction for 2016. 

 SMIF requested time at an upcoming Council meeting.  The Council supports their mission and plans to continue to support them financially but do not feel the need for a presentation.

 Reminder:  If you are planning to request a charitable donation from the City, you must personally present your request at a Council meeting no later than the November 14th meeting.  

  

Bob motioned that the meeting be adjourned and Mel seconded.  All approved and the meeting was adjourned.

 

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David K. Pries, City Clerk

 

 

City of Minneiska

Minutes

June 6, 2016

 The Minneiska City Council Meeting was called to order by Mayor Scott Splittstoesser.  Council members present were Mel Heaser, Bob Konkel, Mike Konkel and Mark Tibor.  Also present were Jerry Bentson, Ken Heaser and Dave Pries.                                     

 The minutes for the May 2nd meeting were read.  Mark motioned that the minutes be approved and Mike seconded.  All approved. 

 The treasurer's report was read and bills were presented to the Council.  The City net worth is $59,485.51.  Mike motioned that the treasurer's report be approved and the bills paid and Mel seconded.  All approved.    

 

Old Business

 Parking on Bennett Ave (Wabasha County):  Resolution for parking variance was passed by the State.  Stripe repainting will be done by Wabasha County.

 The Conditional Use Permit requested by Chris Schultz to open a gunsmith shop in his residence was discussed.  No issues were brought forward and Mike motioned that the Permit be issued and Bob seconded.  All approved.  

 Minneiska streets:  The Council decided to purchase some crack filler and patch what can be fixed and then determine if other options need to be pursued.

 Selling of vacant lots:  Notice of intention to sell was posted and published.

  

New Business

 The November City Council meeting is being rescheduled from November 7th to November 14th so the Council can canvas the election results as part of the November meeting rather than schedule an additional meeting. 

 ob indicated that weeds need to be trimmed within the City - Bob and Mike will handle.

 No payments for the subscriber fees being collected by HBCI have been remitted back to the City.  Dave will investigate the situation.

 Mark motioned that the meeting be adjourned and Bob seconded.  All approved and the meeting was adjourned.

 

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David K. Pries, City Clerk

 

City of Minneiska

Minutes

May 2, 2016

 The Minneiska City Council Meeting was called to order by Mayor Scott Splittstoesser.  Council members present were Mel Heaser, Bob Konkel, Mike Konkel and Mark Tibor.  Also present were Steve Jacob, Chris Schultz, Ken Heaser and Dave Pries.

 Steve Jacob, our Winona County Commissioner, reviewed several items and solicited input from the Council.  Items covered -

 1. New Special Use Vehicle (ATVs and golf carts) Ordinance which allows use of vehicles to travel on Winona County roads.

2. Broadband for rural areas.

3. New County Planning Director - Eric Evenson.

4. Under the Small Cities Assistance Program all small cities in Minnesota were to receive funds from the State for road repair in 2015 but Minneiska did not receive any funds.  Steve will check into this.                                              

The minutes for the April 4th meeting were read.  Mark motioned that the minutes be approved and Mel seconded.  All approved. 

 The treasurer's report was read and bills were presented to the Council.  The City net worth is $60,849.18.  Mike motioned that the treasurer's report be approved and the bills paid and Bob seconded.  All approved.  

  

Old Business

 Minneiska streets:  Further evaluation required on several areas including but not limited to Taylor Hill Drive by Gene Swason’s garage and by Bob Konkel’s property and Krully Ave by Howard Gorder’s property.

 Selling of vacant lots:  Lots to be offered as is and in one package.  Sealed bids will be accepted at the July 5th City Council meeting.  More information will be published and posted later this month.

  

New Business

 Chris Schultz requested a Conditional Use Permit to open a gunsmith shop in his home at 208 Riverview Drive.   Mike motioned and Mark seconded that the Council give preliminary approval to this request.  All approved.  A public hearing will be held prior to the start of the June Council Meeting to address any questions or concerns that Minneiska residents may have.  If no issues are brought forward at this meeting, the Council will grant Chris a Conditional Use Permit.  Dave will make sure that this hearing is published in the Advertiser and Nextdoor Minneiska and also posted at the church and the bars in Minneiska.

      SMIF donation:  Mel motioned and Bob seconded that the City donate $50 to SMIF as we have done in past years.  All approved. 

 

Bob motioned that the meeting be adjourned and Mel seconded.  All approved and the meeting was adjourned.

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David K. Pries, City Clerk

 

City of Minneiska

Minutes

April 4, 2016

 The Minneiska City Council Meeting was called to order by Mayor Scott Splittstoesser.  Council members present were Bob Konkel, Mike Konkel and Mark Tibor.  Also present were Howard Gorder, Ken Heaser and Dave Pries.                                            

 The minutes for the March 7th meeting were read.  Mark motioned that the minutes be approved and Mike seconded.  All approved. 

 The treasurer's report was read and bills were presented to the Council.  The City net worth is $61,225.28.  Mike motioned that the treasurer's report be approved and the bills paid and Bob seconded.  All approved.    

 

Old Business

 

Parking on Bennett Ave (Wabasha County):  Wabasha County Board of Commissioners passed our resolution for a parking variance. 

 Board of Appeals:  Notices have been posted and published.  The Wabasha County meeting will be held from 9 AM till Noon, on Monday the 11th day of April, 2016, in the Wabasha County Assessor’s Office in the Wabasha County Courthouse at 625 Jefferson Ave in Wabasha.  The Winona County meeting will be held from 1 PM till 4 PM, on Thursday the 7th day of April, 2016, in the Winona County Assessor’s Office in the Winona County Government Center at 177 Main St in Winona.

 Mark volunteered to be the city emergency management contact.  Bob motioned and Mike seconded that the City accept him in this role.  All approved. 

 The condition of streets within Minneiska was discussed.  It was agreed that the City needs to investigate this further.

  

New Business

 

The Minneiska road cleanup will be Saturday April 23.  Anyone interested in helping should meet in the church parking lot at 8:00 AM.  Breakfast will be provided at Eagle View upon completion.  Notification has been posted.

 Liquor License renewals:  Mark motioned and Bob seconded that the City renew the licenses for Buck’s Bar and Eagle View Bar & Grill.  All approved. 

  

Bob motioned that the meeting be adjourned and Mike seconded.  All approved and the meeting was adjourned.

  

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David K. Pries, City Clerk

 

 

City of Minneiska

Minutes

March 7, 2016


The Minneiska City Council Meeting was called to order by Mayor Scott Splittstoesser. Council members present were Mel Heaser, Bob Konkel, Mike Konkel and Mark Tibor. Also present were Bob and Laura Swartout, Ken Heaser and Dave Pries.


The minutes for the February 1st meeting were read. Mark motioned that the minutes be approved and Mike seconded. All approved.

 

The treasurer's report was read and bills were presented to the Council. The City net worth is $64,507.69. Bob motioned that the treasurer's report be approved and the bills paid and Mel seconded. All approved.


Old Business


Parking on Bennett Ave (Wabasha County): Mark motioned and Mike seconded that the City approve the Wabasha County Indemnification and Hold Harmless Agreement as written. All approved.


Board of Appeals: Since the City of Minneiska does not have anyone trained, our meetings for both counties will be Open Book meetings. The Wabasha County meeting will be held from 9 AM till Noon, on Monday the 11th day of April, 2016, in the Wabasha County Assessor’s Office in the Wabasha County Courthouse at 625 Jefferson Ave in Wabasha. The Winona County meeting will be held from 1 PM till 4 PM, on Thursday the 7th day of April, 2016, in the Winona County Assessor’s Office in the Winona County Government Center at 177 Main St in Winona.Meetings.


New Business

Council members attended a meeting regarding our contracted fire protection and first responder services from the City of Rollingstone. Our contract has been extended for another year.

 

Bob motioned and Mike seconded that we accept Wigham Services bid of $650 to sweep the city streets. All approved. The sweeping will be done prior to the Flood Run which is scheduled for April 16th.


The wall mural suffered minimal winter damage. Dave will touch up where necessary.

The City needs someone to be our emergency management representative. Laura Swartout was the representative when she was a council member. This will be discussed further at the next Council meeting.


Bob motioned that the meeting be adjourned and Mel seconded. All approved and the meeting was adjourned.


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David K. Pries, City Clerk


 

 

 

City of Minneiska

Minutes

February 1, 2016

 

The Minneiska City Council Meeting was called to order by Mayor Scott Splittstoesser. Council members present were Mel Heaser, Bob Konkel and Mark Tibor. Also present were Jeannette Trzesniewski, Cassandra Trzesniewski, Chuck Woodford, Ken Heaser and Dave Pries.

The minutes for the January 4th meeting were read. Mel motioned that the minutes be approved and Bob seconded. All approved.


The treasurer's report was read and bills were presented to the Council. The City net worth is $65,258.54. Bob motioned that the treasurer's report be approved and the bills paid and Mel seconded. All approved. Ken also presented the 2015 City Financial Report. Mark motioned that the report be approved and Mel seconded. All approved.


Old Business

Parking on Bennett Ave (Wabasha County): The Wabasha County Board of Commissioners took no action on our resolution for a parking variance at their January Meeting. Residents present at this meeting and the Council discussed this item at length and agreed that this parking variance should be pursued further.

New Business

Board of Appeals: Since the City of Minneiska does not have anyone trained, our meetings for both counties will be Open Book meetings. Meetings for both counties will be held in April and the dates and times will be published and posted in March.


Mark motioned that the meeting be adjourned and Mel seconded. All approved and the meeting was adjourned.


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David K. Pries, City Clerk


 

City of Minneiska

Minutes

January 4, 2016


The Minneiska City Council Meeting was called to order by Mayor Scott Splittstoesser. Council members present were Mel Heaser, Bob Konkel, Mike Konkel and Mark Tibor. Also present were Denise Anderson - Wabasha County Auditor/Treasurer, Howard Gorder, Ken Heaser and Dave Pries.


The minutes for the December 7th meeting were read. Mark motioned that the minutes be approved and Mike seconded. All approved.


The treasurer's report was read and bills were presented to the Council. The City net worth is $53,368.68. Bob motioned that the treasurer's report be approved and the bills paid and Mel seconded. All approved.


Old Business


Mail Voting: A Public Hearing was held on December 7, 2015 and no concerns were identified at this hearing and no issues have been brought to the Council's attention since the hearing. Mike motioned that the City of Minneiska adopt Mail Voting for all residents in both Wabasha and Winona Counties starting in 2016 and Bob seconded. All approved. (Resolution 201601)


Parking on Bennett Ave (Wabasha County): A Parking Variance Resolution (Resolution 201501) was submitted to Wabasha County. Howard expressed some concern with the variance.


Greenwood bridge: We suggested to Dietrich Flesch, Wabasha County Engineer, that a Dead End sign be placed at the entrance to Greenwood Avenue to help deter traffic from crossing the bridge.


New Business


Rodents damaged the cable cover on the electrical wire for the Minneiska Star. Prior to next holiday season the City will string the cable in conduit to protect the wiring.


Mel motioned that the meeting be adjourned and Mike seconded. All approved and the meeting was adjourned.


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David K. Pries, City Clerk